Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tribute To My Wife

Regulars know I don't say much about my personal life.

But I can't and shouldn't shutdown JinC without paying tribute to my wife.

She's my best friend; the person in the world who every morning I want to wake up beside and who each evening I most want to have dinner with.

Part of that has to do with her wonderful sense of humor.

I once told her one of the reasons I loved her was because she put up with so much of my nonsense. She arched an eyebrow and said: "I put up with
all your nonsense."

She's wise. After I'd put one of our grandsons, then about 3 or 4 in time-out and he'd "served his time," he told my wife I "scared" him.

She told him she wanted to "whisper a magic secret in your ear."

He cocked his head and she whispered: "Do what he tells you and you won't be scared."

All grandchildren should have such a grandmother.

I've asked that at my funeral - which I hope isn't very soon - for a reading of the following words from Paul's First Corinthians so everyone there will know what she brought to my life:

Love suffereth long, and is kind;

love envieth not;

love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;

rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;

beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Love never faileth.


Anonymous said...

I was taught that the most sacred contract in the world is the marriage contract.

Your tribute is an affirmation of that bond.

Wishing you and your wife all the best.

North of Detroit

Sarah said...

Beautiful words John, reading them made me feel better.